smss.exe and Process Guard

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Old Monk, Mar 1, 2006.

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  1. Old Monk

    Old Monk Registered Member

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    Hi there - just been looking at some of my PG protections and noticed that I don't have the option to block smss.exe from installing driver/services. The box is ticked but greyed out i.e no option to uncheck ( not saying I'd want to :D )

    Is that normal - the default ?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  2. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    Same here,v3.300 beta 2. I think that is the default setting...
     
  3. Old Monk

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    Thanks tonyjl

    I have 3.2 Full - just don't remember it doing that in the previous version. Not a problem - just curious and making sure it's not just me :eek:

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  4. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    One of many failsafes we implemented. If you added a new user to your machine, and logged out and then into that user account, SMSS would appear to install Win32k.sys during the initialisation of the user.

    A BLOCK would of course mean you get stuck at the welcome screen or login screen or the system would bluescreen :)
     
  5. Old Monk

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    Hi there Gavin

    Thanks for the clarification :)

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    Jon
     
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